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Children’s Vision

Children should have a baseline exam by the age of 4. This will ensure that the child will have proper visual development as they grow.  Much of the development of our visual system occurs before theage of 9.  If a child has some type of visual dysfunction, development may be delayed or halted causing permanent loss of vision for the child.  If there is some type of visual problem, the use of glasses, contacts or sometimes surgical intervention will allow the child's vision to develop normally.

While a child's pediatrician or school may perform vision screenings, these screenings often will not detect visual problems such as astigmatism and far-sightedness. Typically a child with these problems will rarely complain of blurred vision but will often experience learning difficulties, headaches and ultimately visual developmental delays.

We have equipment and examination techniques that are specific for young children. Children do not need to know the alphabet to obtain a comprehensive eye exam.  If you have any question about your child, please do not hesitate to call us. Our goal is to treat our young patients with the special care they need and to provide the necessary treatment that will allow each child to enjoy 20/20 vision as an adult! 

Vision is arguably the most important of the five senses; it plays a crucial role throughout childhood and beyond. Yet many parents don't understand how vision helps their children develop appropriately. The articles below can help.

  • An individualized program of eye exercises and other methods can treat non-refractive vision problems such as eye alignment and lazy eye.
  • How often should your child's eyes be examined? What's the difference between a school vision screening and a comprehensive eye exam? and more.
  • Knowing the expected milestones of your baby's vision development during their first year of life can ensure your child is seeing properly and enjoying their world to the fullest.
  • Contact lenses offer advantages in the areas of sports and self-esteem. But when is your child old enough for contacts?
  • Certain types of contact lenses and eyeglasses may play a role in slowing the progression of myopia, or nearsightedness.